Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sounding your Barbaric Yawp

Having explored the role of catharsis in Whitman and in Dead Poet's Society, let's bring it back to our Dark Romantic literature...

Explore the role of catharsis in one of the Gothic stories we've read.
--Is this cathartic experience helpful or baleful?
--How does a lack of catharsis affect other characters?
--How does including or not including this cathartic moment create or further the author's message?
Choose one or more of these questions, or pose some of your own to further explore this concept.

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